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Routes in Circle A Wall

Apex Predator S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Joe Mamba S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rodeo Revolution T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description

A west facing wall, with nice views of Pywiack Dome & Pennyroyal Arches. There is only a handful of routes here, so if you see climbers be prepared for a que. The rock is of the most excellent quality (of course). It can be a bit windy though as the breezes coming off the lake get funneled up Hwy 120 between Poly Dome and Pywiack Dome.

Getting There

If you are heading North away from Lake Teyana after less than a mile you will come to a 20 foot (or so) in-cut on the left hand side of the rode (east) park on the west side (nearest the steep incline) and the crag is up above the incut about a 2-3 minute up-hill hike from the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Circle A Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Joe Mamba
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Apex Predator
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Joe Mamba
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Apex Predator
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Isaac T.
Oceanside, CA
Isaac T.   Oceanside, CA
The Falcon Guide (pg 36) states that there is a 3rd class gully located to the right (north) of the A Circle Wall. I would hardly would call it a 3rd class gully it is more or less a very easy 5th class climb complete with loose rock and moss. Exercise caution when climbing up and whatever you do don't throw your rope over to the big ledge before stepping over, it might roll off... Don't ask me how I know that.... Sep 2, 2008
Karl K
Phoenix, AZ
Karl K   Phoenix, AZ
If you want to toprope, you can climb the face/gully about 20' right of the 'class 3' gully. Get above the ledge (about 25 feet) and then either downclimb or rap off a small tree (there were slings and a locking carabiner as of 8/7/14).
Be warned this approach has a few low class 5 moves (5.1-3ish) and would not be recommended for beginners or those without sticky rubber. For most, wear your approach shoes or climbing shoes.
Once on the ledge, there are (rap) anchors about 5' to the climber's right of Apex Predator.
Setting a TR on Joe Mamba requires gear (small/mid size cams) Aug 10, 2014

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